So, I googled myself! My name is crazy rare so whenever I google myself I automatically find everything I own on the internet…thank mom and dad! There are definitely some pictures on google images that I have posted to Facebook. I did not find any images on Google images that I would protest to others seeing though, in fact they are all pretty good pictures. I also have a vine account. If you guys do not know what vine is, it is a place where anyone can post 6 second videos. I really do not know why it is popular. I do not post many vines, but the ones I have posted were right at the top of the google search. I posted a vine of a dragonfly last week and found it on google within ten seconds. I also found my professional twitter page which is for my digital literacy class. My twitter does not have anything discriminating on it, and I only post about homework.
I found my Pinterest on the google search which I have not touched in a year, but it is still on google! I found a few articles about my achievements in high school, honor roll heck yeah! The last thing I found about myself was my Facebook page. I have had this Facebook page for about five years and I am not quite sure what all I have posted on there. However, I am pretty certain I would never have posted anything that could be seen as obscene, rude, or inappropriate. I went through another ten pages of google search and did not find anything about me. I would not protest to future employers looking me up online because I think I am always smart about what I post online. I was surprised how much of my online activity I could find by just looking through the first few pages of a google search of my name. I have grown up hearing that I need to be careful what I post online, and I always knew that I should never post where I am or photos of myself I do not want people to see. However, I was never told about being careful what to post online for fear that future employers will see it and not hire me. I did not learn about this until the end of my senior year when I was told that colleges often look online for their students. I was not worried, of course, because I think before I post. I think it is very important to teach students about what they should and should not post on the internet for their own safety and for their future.
Photo Credit: Thomas van de Weerd